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April 1, 2023

Goings on in the ’Burg

A calendar of upcoming events in Healdsburg

DEI Meeting

“Living Together: Housing and Planning for a Better Healdsburg” is the third of five Diversity, Equity and Inclusion meetings, on Thursday, March 9 from 6:30-8:30pm. The web page at healdsburg.gov/dei has full details. 

Goal Setting

A special meeting of the Healdsburg City Council will take place on Friday, March 10 from 9am-2pm. This is an open goal-setting session at Council Chambers, 401 Grove St., or view live or in replay at facebook/CityofHealdsburg.

Strike Up the Band

The Healdsburg Community Band presents “Music at the Movies,” featuring selections from films from West Side Story to La La Land and many others, at the Raven Theater on Saturday, March 11, at 7pm.  Donations accepted; information at healdsburgcommunityband.org.


The Poyntlyss Sisters Rockin’ Soul Band, the eight-piece dance band with four-part harmonies and a 1,000-song repertoire, takes over the Coyote Sonoma stage on Saturday, March 11, at 7:15pm; $10 cover.

Clock Adjustment

Sunday, March 12 marks the end of Daylight Standard Time; clocks should be set one hour ahead at 1am to begin Daylight Saving Time. 

Piano Prodigy

Alexander Malokeev, a young Russian pianist who shows preternatural mastery of classical piano techniques, will perform on Sunday, March 12, at 7pm, on The 222 stage, 222 Healdsburg Ave. Malokeev has recently played all the major music capitals of Europe despite the Ukrainian conflict, which he strongly opposes. He will be making his debut at Davies Symphony Hall later in the month. Tickets $50-$90 at the222.org. 

And the Oscar…

Celebrate the biggest night in movies at the Raven Theater, Sunday, March 12, the “Oscar watch” Red Carpet Evening for the Academy Awards. It starts at 4pm and continues throughout the live telecast from Hollywood (this event is not sanctioned by the Academy). $15 admission; all proceeds from the evening benefit AVFilm’s coming Plaza Cinema Center. 

Skate Saga

I, Tonya, a serio-comic film about the rivalry between Tonya Harding (Margot Robbie) and Olympic skater Nancy Kerrigan (Caitlin Carver), will screen on Monday, March 13, at the Cloverdale Performing Arts Theater, 209 N. Cloverdale Blvd. AVFilms’ programming director Mike Traina will open with a 5:30pm discussion; film at 6pm. $15, $5 for students. 

Planning Commission

The City of Healdsburg Planning Commission meets on Tuesday, March 14, at 6pm. At Council Chambers, 401 Grove St. or view online at facebook/CityofHealdsburg.

Poet Laureate

Dana Gioia will read from his latest work, “Meet Me at the Lighthouse,” at the Healdsburg Community Center on Tuesday, March 14, at 7pm. Gioia, a Sonoma County resident, was the state poet laureate in 2016-18, and is a former chairperson of the National Endowment for the Arts. The reading is free.

Open Mic

Wednesday, March 15 is this month’s open mic for teens, held monthly at Jendala Studio, 444 Moore Lane, from 6-8pm; sign up at 5:45. For more information, email [email protected]

Housing Party

Gen H, aka Generation Housing, is hosting a house party at the Mill District on March 16, starting at 5:30pm. Location at Mill District is 164 Healdsburg Ave. From 5:30-6:30pm, join them for a quick catch up on local housing developments and Generation H’s work around the county. 

Green Friday 

The traditional St. Patrick’s Day Parade and Celtic Concert will begin at 7am on Friday, March 17, for a round-the-plaza parade. Meet at Sanderson Ford on Healdsburg Avenue at 6:30; wear green. Sponsored by City of Healdsburg. A noon Celtic music and dance event will be held in the Plaza, with Shiloh Irish Step Dancers, until 2pm. 


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